My Style Is To Bowl The Ball In The Air And Get It To Dip: Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra. (Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: April 21st, 2021 at 12:21 am

Delhi Capitals’ veteran spinner Amit Mishra made the most of the conditions at the Chepauk against the Mumbai Indians, delivering a match-winning spell. Amit Mishra’s magic bowling performance consisted of four wickets in as many overs and conceding only 24 runs in the process. The 38-year old underlined that he targetted only wickets as Mumbai Indians had plenty of match-winners.

Despite losing Quinton De Kock cheaply, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav played briskly, adding 58 off 29 deliveries. Avesh Khan struck in his first over to remove Suryakumar for 24 from 19 deliveries. Amit Mishra bounced back from a mediocre first over and removed Rohit Sharma for 44 and Hardik Pandya for a golden duck in his second.

My Style Is To Bowl The Ball In The Air And Get It To Dip: Amit Mishra
Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma. (Credits: Twitter)

Lalit Yadav also kept the pressure going from the other end and struck to dismiss Krunal Pandya. The wrist-spinner returned to send back the dangermen Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan to end any chances of Mumbai reaching a formidable total. Jayant Yadav managed 23 runs in the end to set the Capitals a stiff 138 to win on a challenging track.

Following Prithvi Shaw’s departure in the second over, Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith stabilised the innings by adding 53 runs, albeit struggling. Steve Smith perished for a promising knock of 33; however, Shikhar Dhawan kept the Capitals on track by stitching a vital 36-run stand with Lalit Yadav. After Dhawan departed and Rishabh Pant losing his wicket at a critical time, too, Shimron Hetmyer scored timely boundaries to deliver a six-wicket win.

I was worried, but our batsmen are smart enough: Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra. [Image-IPLT20]
Amit Mishra, who replaced Lukman Meriwala for this game, said that he tried to get the wickets by bowling slower and his strength is to bowl in the air, along with gaining drift. The 38-year old remains aware of Mumbai Indians and Rohit Sharma’s supremacy for long; hence, he always looked to dismiss the batters. The target worried Mishra, but he hailed his side’s batters for pulling off the victory.

I was just trying to get wickets there and bowl slower. My style is to bowl the bowl in the air and get it to dip. I’ve been doing that for 14 years and I don’t want to change much. It’s always there, Rohit and Mumbai were match-winners for Mumbai Indians for the last 14 years. So, I always go for the wickets. I was worried, but our batsmen are smart enough. Altogether, we’re very happy today,” Mishra told in the post-match presentation.

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